Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. The team is "hopeful" that he'll be able to return after he suffered a tibia plateau fracture in Week 1. Adam Schefter reported a 4-6 week absence and Dr. David Chao said, "His season is definitely not over. There are even some new techniques to inject calcium into the fracture area to enhance healing and allow for earlier return." Virgil Green likely runs more routes at tight end, but he's never done much with the opportunity that he's had, although he did average more yards per target last season than Antonio Gates did. The Charger running backs probably benefit the most, with Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman picking up any extra slack.
LAC TE Antonio Gates - Week 19 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 19 at New England Patriots
The Chargers go west to east for the second consecutive week to take on the Patriots in New England with a trip to the AFC Championship game on the line. The Bolts have the second-lowest implied team total of the eight remaining teams, however, at just 21.5 points. Hunter Henry may be activated for the first time this season, which would eliminate any sleeper consideration for Antonio Gates.